Cortland News

August 26, 2019

Uncle Bugs

A loving tribute to Vincent Dibacco from his great nephew, Matthew Sedmock. The 40-minute video outlines Vince's participation in Operation Overloard - -  also known as "D-Day".

June 06, 2019

‘Freedom is not free’: D-Day veterans share their story, 75 years later

‘Freedom is not free’: D-Day veterans share their story, 75 years later

August 15, 2019

Meet the Tucker County man whose secret to a long life is golf and friendship

August 15, 2019

A 92-year-old manages to play golf several times a month with “the boys”

A 92-year-old manages to play golf several times a month with “the boys”

July 12, 2019

Energy Express students a huge success with Cortland Residents

Holidays are always a busy time at Cortland Acres and this past 4th of July was no exception. Forty-four Energy Express students and their counselors brightened the day for Cortland residents on July 3, 2019. The students came prepared with hand-made 4th of July cards and their favorite book to read to residents.

“Whenever we have a holiday, residents are excited to visit with family and friends,” explains Cortland Administrator Beth Clevenger. “This year we kicked off Mountaineer Days with a lovely visit with the children and staff from Energy Express. Their hand-made cards were a huge hit and their reading skills were quite impressive. We’ve cultivated the idea of multi-generational programs for some time now and our family-friendly approach to activities benefits our residents greatly”. 

The students arrived mid-morning and fanned out across the Cortland main building with their counselors in hand. Their beaming faces and exuberance for their purpose were infectious. They made an extended visit to Cortland’s Physical Therapy gym, helping with various activities and reading to residents. They capped off their visit with a walk around the Cortland campus and educational visit with the Mountaineer Garden Club at the Cortland high tunnel.

“I was very impressed with how well the children read,” explains Krystal Paiva, a licensed occupational therapist with Cortland Acres. “And their choice of reading material was sometimes very advanced. The residents really enjoyed interacting with them and it was inspiring to watch.”

As part of the WVU Extension Service AmeriCorps program, Energy Express is an 8-week summer reading and nutrition program that assists roughly 3,000 children statewide. According to their website, their mission is to help local youth “gain or maintain reading levels during summer months through creative, colorful and captivating uses of art, drama, and vocabulary” and work through local Extension Service offices to build participation.

May 10, 2019

This years’ Pasta Palooza is best ever

Thomas, WV – The 7th annual Pasta Palooza was held at Cortland Acres on Thursday, May 9th, with proceeds benefiting both the Tucker County High School ProStart Program and The Cortland Foundation.

The aroma of fresh spices and sautéing vegetables guided visitors to The Cortland Cafe where patrons enjoyed a freshly prepared Italian bistro-style menu. Festive decorations and beautiful floral arrangements donated by ThomasYard set the mood for an enjoyable dining event to raise funds for two local organizations.

May 01, 2019

Cortland nurse travels to Guatemala for surgical mission trip

Thomas, WV –  Missionary work providing skilled health care and surgical needs to people in medium and low-income countries such as Guatemala has been around for centuries. Thankfully, Cortland Acres nurse, Lesa Jordan, has been volunteering her time and skills for the last fifteen years to help those in need. And recently, the annual pilgrimage has turned into a family affair.

May 01, 2019

Local club seeks photographic art for Cortland Acres

THOMAS, W.Va. – Cortland Acres, in collaboration with the Tucker County Photography Club, announces the fourth annual Photography Exhibition. Selected images will be used to create high definition canvas prints for display throughout Cortland Acres. 

As in previous years, approximately 14 images will be chosen for prominent display in the main hallway of the Cortland Acres Rehabilitation Center and adjacent areas. These images will be large-format prints at a size of approximately 30 x 45 inches. 

April 26, 2019

The annual Pasta Palooza benefits the TCHS ProStart Program

Thomas, WV – The 7th annual Pasta Palooza will be held at Cortland Acres on Thursday, May 9th and benefits both the Tucker County High School ProStart Program and The Cortland Foundation.

Each plate is individually prepared by TCHS ProStart students and their program instructor, Chef Carrie Shahan. During the event itself, Shahan and her student staff cook an assortment of pasta, prepare a variety different sauces and a mountain of garlic bread. At least six students take care of preparing the various pasta items while two students are devoted to re-filling trays. The Pasta Palooza event allows the students a chance to show the community the skills they have learned while in the ProStart program. In the past, students that have worked this event have even gotten job offers from businesses who have attended.

April 12, 2019

Tucker High School ProStart and the Cortland Foundation announce details for the 7th Annual Pasta Palooza

Thomas, WV - - The 7th annual Pasta Palooza will be held at Cortland Acres on Thursday, May 9th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Net proceeds benefit the Tucker County High School ProStart Program and The Cortland Foundation. This year, tickets are required for admission and sell for $15 per person from any TCHS ProStart student and at Cortland Acres in advance of the event and $20 at the door.

April 12, 2019

Cortland Honors Volunteers at Annual Banquet

Thomas, WV – The Friends of Cortland volunteers held their annual Volunteer Banquet at the Cortland Acres’ Cafe on Thursday, April 11th as part of National Healthcare Volunteer Week. The invitation only event was extremely well attended and provided an opportunity to recognize the many dedicated and faithful volunteers that give their time and energy throughout the year.

April 05, 2019

Nursing Assistants graduate from Cortland Acres

Thomas, WV – Cortland Acres is proud to announce the graduation of seven, highly qualified Nursing Assistant students from their in-house Certified Nursing Assistant training program. As with the previous four graduating classes, the six-week course culminated with an evening graduation and pinning ceremony held at Cortland Acres on Friday, April 5th and attended by family and friends. All seven graduates have accepted Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) positions with Cortland Acres and will take their West Virginia exam to become certified in the coming weeks.

February 06, 2019

Western Pocahontas Properties Endorses Cortland’s Vision 2030

Thomas, WV – A monumental event for Tucker County and the region took place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. In a signing ceremony at Cortland Acres, Western Pocahontas Properties publicly expressed its support for Cortland’s Vision 2030. As the largest private landowner in Tucker County and owner of all the property contiguous to Cortland’s existing campus, Western Pocahontas Properties plays a critical role in the fulfilment of Cortland’s Vision 2030. Acquiring as much as one hundred acres or more within Western Pocahontas Properties land portfolio may be necessary in order for Cortland to accomplish the initiatives adopted by its Board of Directors.

January 11, 2019

Cortland Acres’ Blackwater Rehab celebrates success  

Thomas, WV – The Blackwater Short-term Rehab Center, an extension of Cortland Acres, held a Going Home Party to celebrate the successful completion of rehabilitation of four residents. Following weeks of hard work to overcome physical obstacles, each resident completed individual treatment plans to return home and resume their normal life.  

January 11, 2019

Cortland Acres recognizes years of service on National Thank You Day

Thomas, WV – Cortland Acres celebrated their annual Years of Service awards on National Thank You Day at The Bright Morning Inn in Davis last Friday. A total of twelve staff members were honored for years of service ranging from five to forty years. The annual event is a chance to thank staff for their dedication and the part they play to enrich the lives of Cortland residents.

January 04, 2019

Nursing Assistants graduate from Cortland Acres

Thomas, WV – This is the fourth group of Nursing Assistants to graduate from Cortland’s CNA training program since its inception in April, 2018. While it’s the fourth class to complete the necessary training to earn a CNA certification, Cynthia Jeffers and Jennifer Lugo were the first to take advantage of the new online training component, a partnership with Straightaway CNA Edge Training. They will each take the West Virginia State Certification Exam in a few weeks to become Certified Nursing Assistants.

January 01, 2019

Cortland Acre staff set New Year’s resolutions for 2019

Thomas, WV – Starting a new year is an opportunity to renew, restore and plan for the future. And the management at Cortland Acres took advantage of the occasion to celebrate a successful 2018 and raise the bar even higher for 2019. Toasting with sparkling grape juice, resolutions were made for the Vision 2030: Leading The Way initiative, resident-center care as well as communication and retention.

“Our New Year’s toast was a chance to reflect on the previous year and articulate strategies for Cortlands’ future,” explains administrator Beth Clevenger. “We’ve had so many wonderful successes this past year – consistent five-star service ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, impressive additions to our already talented staff, and of course the introduction of Vision 2030 that it seemed only natural to get together and make resolutions together…for our future.”

May 24, 2019

Summer Certified Nursing Assistant course starting soon at Cortland Acres

Thomas, WV – Cortland Acres will be offering a free Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course Monday through Friday starting June 4th through July 12th. Students will participate in a series of classroom lectures and focus on the application of acquired skills to assist residents with their basic needs.  Open to anyone interested in getting into the healthcare field, the course allows students to utilize Cortland Acres’ vast facilities for hands-on training and classroom instruction to earn their CNA certification.

May 18, 2018

Thomas, WV – Members of the Tucker County Photography Club invite the public to tour the Cortland Acres Photography Exhibition this Saturday, from 1 pm to 3 pm, as part of the 2018 ArtSpring festivities.

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